William Paterson is a community with a little over 11,000 students. It’s easy to see familiar faces, build friendships, and get involved. Being a part of this community means that students, faculty and staff are a part of the Pioneer culture.
Here are seven signs that you go to William Paterson:
1.“The Parking Games”
Where The Hunger Games meets our commuter parking lots. Whether it is waiting for a spot for 20 minutes, being late for class or deciding not to go in all because parking was impossible, we have all been there.
2. Common Hour Freebies
We get it, college students are broke. So we do what we can to save, and that includes waiting on line for free food every Tuesday and Thursday.
3. Pioneer Express
Splurge wisely, folks! During the mid-semester, funds are running low in Pioneer Express with a month left in the semester. No worries; you’re not the only one. Next semester you’ll be rich again. We’ve been there, done that.
4. Visiting Javier
Residents can relate. When you’re hungry and it’s late and you don’t want to wait, the go-to spot for late night food is The W. It doesn’t hurt to see Javier’s friendly face!
5. Facebook Fanning
When there’s an issue, who is the fastest person to reach? The go-to social media persona, Brian Fanning! Whenever you need help, all you have to do is tag him in your Facebook post.
Let’s face it, they may poop everywhere but the geese are students too. They spend enough time walking with us to class, that is.
7. Bear Alert
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a bear at William Paterson! No, I’m not talking about our mascot, Billy the Bear. I’m talking about those text messages and emails you get when someone reports a bear on campus.
Welcome to William Paterson, folks!